Little boy interrupts Brazil friendly, Neymar handles introductions



At the end of Brazil’s 5-0 friendly win against South Africa in Johannesburg, a little boy ran onto the pitch looking to greet his idols, and sure enough, he got that chance! Despite security’s efforts to retrieve the “pitch invader,” Neymar ran over to the boy, picked him up, and introduced him to the entire team.

It’s precisely moments like this that give soccer its reputation as “The Beautiful Game.”


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There is now video of the adorableness.


Luiz linked with summer move to Barcelona

It’s the rumor that just won’t go away. David Luiz was a target for Barcelona during last summer’s transfer window but Jose Mourinho insisted he did not want to sell. Now, Barca are said to be ready to test the Blues’ resolve once more by repeating the whole saga at the end of the season.

Last week, Ajax defender Joel Veltman was in the news as a potential target for Manchester United but a new Premier League club has joined the bidding. Click here to find out which one and for all the latest gossip.


Barca, Bayern set to enter busy transfer window

You can tell that the transfer window is open, because today’s Paper Chase is a bumper edition to say the least!

We have the latest lines on Arsenal’s striker search, with Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa on the radar, as well as news of Bayern Munich and Barcelona targeting a certain central defender from British shores.

As always, you can read up on these rumors, as well as many, many more in today’s round-up of the gossip from the English newspapers, here.


Manchester United chase David Luiz

Manchester United are yet to make a meaningful breakthrough in the transfer market so far this season. Bids for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, Everton duo Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini have failed to materialize into transfers. The latest player to be linked with United is Chelsea defender David Luiz. The Brazilian doesn’t seem to fit into Jose Mourinho’s liking for defenders that stick to their position. If the Red Devils bid the reported £30 million, they would surely get their man.

For this rumor and the rest of today’s transfer gossip, click here.


Manchester United in talks with Ronaldo

David Moyes continues to be linked with a variety of Europe’s top talents as he chases that much desired marquee signing. Having little success so far, Manchester United has decided to turn their attention to one of its former players - Cristiano Ronaldo. A return to United would be a huge success for United and with Gareth Bale looking as though he could be on the way to Real Madrid, now might be the perfect time to bring him back. We’ve also got the latest rumors on Luis Suarez, Wayne Rooney and David Luiz so click here for more.


Morata a makeweight in Bale deal?

Gareth Bale’s future is now looking decidedly towards Spain’s capital so Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is determined to extract the maximum gain from Real Madrid. Talk on the grapevine is that Spurs want new sensation Alvaro Morata in part-exchange as a makeweight in the deal. Morata was the top scorer at the recent European Under-21 Championship and the word is that Carlo Ancelotti is preparing to give him a run in the Real Madrid side this season. We’ve also got the latest rumors on Cesc Fabregas and David Luiz so click here for more.


Bayern states case for defense with proposed Luiz bid

David Luiz has been the subject of much transfer speculation over the last couple of months, but it now seems as though the heat is being turned up as Bayern Munich prepares to make a big offer for the versatile Chelsea player. Although Blues boss Jose Mourinho has said that both Luiz and Juan Mata are not for sale we shall see what happens over the next few weeks as the European champions start to exert more pressure. Gareth Bale also continues to dominate the papers, while we’ve also got the latest on Roberto Soldado and Luis Suarez. Click here for more.